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[HOWTO]Unlock Dark Crusade races

  1. #1
    Selven
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    Hardware Issue [HOWTO]Unlock Dark Crusade races

    Introduction: "Clear pacts long friendship..."
    This little guide is designed for cheeping time and space on your harddrive, not to crack the game, is not official, relesed As It Is, no update or feedback previewed and subjected to GNU GPL version 2 terms!

    Part ONE: "The tools list..."
    • Your DOW game
    • Your WA game
    • An unzip program (like winzip or winrar)
    Part TWO: "The missing files..."

    In order to use locked races DC need also original DOW and WA .exe files:
    • Insert your DOW cd1
    • Explore the cd (quit autorun)
    • Open the data1.cab file
    • Extract w40k.exe into your DC folder
    • Insert your WA cd2
    • Explore the cd (quit autorun)
    • Open the WinterAssault3.cab file
    • Extract W40kWA.exe into your DC folder
    Part THREE: "The registry key..."

    In order to use locked races DC need also some additional registry keys:
    • Create a new text file
    • Into it paste this code
    Code:
     Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\THQ\Dawn Of War]
    "CDKEY"="abcd-1234-efgh-5678"
    "CDKEY_WXP"="abcd-1234-efgh-5678-ijkl"
    "InstallLocation"="C:\\Program files\\THQ\\Dawn of War - Dark Crusade\\"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\THQ\Dawn of War - Dark Crusade]
    "W40KCDKEY"="abcd-1234-efgh-5678l"
    "WXPCDKEY"="abcd-1234-efgh-5678-ijkl"
    • Change the false cd-key with yours:
      • CDKEY is DOW serial
      • CDKEY_WXP is WA serial
      • W40KCDKEY is dow serial again
      • WXPCDKEY is WA serial again
    • Correct C:\\Program files\\THQ\\Dawn of War - Dark Crusade\\ with your installation path (if not corrected) making attention to double backslashes ( \\ ) inline and in the end of path
    • Save the file as DCfix.reg where you want
    • Execute it
    • Confirmate the registry changes
    Part FOUR: "Play..."



    Now you can play with all seven races also in multiplayer

    Appendix A: "Glossary..."
    DOW: Dawn of war
    DC: Dark crusade
    WA: Winter Assault

    Last edited by Selven; 16th Dec 06 at 9:44 PM.

  2. #2
    Selven
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    [ITA] Sbloccare le razze in Dark Crusade

    Introduzione: "Patti chiari amicizia lunga..."
    Questa piccola guida è strutturata per farvi risparmiare tempo e spazio sul vostro harddisk, non per piratare il gioco, non è ufficiale, è rilasciata Così Com'è, non sono previsti aggiornamenti o supporto ed è soggetta ai termini della GNU GPL versione 2!

    Parte UNO: "La lista della spesa..."
    • La vostra copia di DOW
    • La vostra copia di WA
    • Un programma di scompressione (come winzip o winrar)
    Parte DUE: "I file mancanti..."

    Per usare le razze bloccate DC necessita anche dei file .exe originali di DOW e WA:
    • Inserite il vostro cd1 di DOW
    • Esplorate il cd (terminate l'autorun)
    • Aprite il file data1.cab
    • Estraete il file w40k.exe nella vostra cartella di DC
    • Inserite il vostro cd2 di WA
    • Esplorate il cd (terminate l'autorun)
    • Aprite il file WinterAssault3.cab
    • Estraete il file W40kWA.exe nella vostra cartella di DC
    Parte TRE: "Le chiavi di registro..."

    Per usare le razze bloccate DC necessita anche di alcune chiavi di registro aggiuntive:
    • Create un nuovo file di testo
    • Incollatevi dentro il seguente codice
    Code:
     Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\THQ\Dawn Of War]
    "CDKEY"="abcd-1234-efgh-5678"
    "CDKEY_WXP"="abcd-1234-efgh-5678-ijkl"
    "InstallLocation"="C:\\Programmi\\THQ\\Dawn of War - Dark Crusade\\"
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\THQ\Dawn of War - Dark Crusade]
    "W40KCDKEY"="abcd-1234-efgh-5678l"
    "WXPCDKEY"="abcd-1234-efgh-5678-ijkl"
    • Cambiate le false cd-key con le vostre:
      • CDKEY è il seriale di DOW
      • CDKEY_WXP è il seriale di WA
      • W40KCDKEY è il seriale di DOW di nuovo
      • WXPCDKEY è il seriale di WAdi nuovo
    • Correggete C:\\Programmi\\THQ\\Dawn of War - Dark Crusade\\ col vostro percorso di installazione(se non è corretto) facendo attenzione alle doppie barre rovesciate ( \\ ) in mezzo e in fondo al percorso stesso
    • Salvate il file come DCfix.reg dove volete
    • Eseguitelo
    • Confermate i cambiamenti al registro di sistema
    Parte QUATTRO: "Giocare..."

    Ora potete giocare anche in multiplayer con tutte e sette le razze

    Appendice A: "Glossario..."
    DOW: Dawn of war
    DC: Dark crusade
    WA: Winter Assault


  3. #3
    LazyWolf
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    How does this guide also work für DoW - Game of the Year Edition?
    The GotYE is shipped with one key only and contains both DoW and WA.
    Last edited by LazyWolf; 18th Dec 06 at 2:53 AM.

  4. #4
    Selven
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    i no have the version you talking aboutm no know sry

  5. #5
    muscular
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    maybe the same CD key for DOW and WA if that's the case

  6. #6
    my goty ed. came with seperate cd keys, cd. just had something to do with wa in the dow cd jewel case.
    so yes, what does this do? enable detection of the games so that you can play mutiplayer dc with all races, without installing dow, dc?

    edit: there is already a tut (tutortial) even if it was in english only
    Here is the link.

  7. #7
    Selven
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    i no knowing existing tuto sorry for double posting

  8. #8
    banijn
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    how to execute

    Hi,
    I'm not that good on PC's but how do i execute the DCfix.reg file?
    Thanks

  9. #9
    Selven
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    double click on this!

  10. #10
    cyrus1985
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    For Windows Vista x64, the .reg file looks a little bit different:
    All registry information is now in the Wow6432Node folder.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\THQ\Dawn Of War]
    "CDKEY"="xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx"
    "CDKEY_WXP"="xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx"
    "InstallLocation"="C:\\Programmi\\THQ\\Dawn of War - Dark Crusade\\"
    
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\THQ\Dawn of War - Dark Crusade]
    "W40KCDKEY"="xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx"
    "WXPCDKEY"="xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx"

  11. #11
    Is it possible to have WA installed, but somehow to make DC dont register it? I get IG with random 90% of times, and it is quite annoying. Please help.

  12. #12
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    Simply do not enter the CDKey for IG when you install and run DC for the first time when WA is on your computer.

  13. #13
    619snake
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    what if i dont have winter assault neither the first game?

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    Then you can't unlock them.

  15. #15
    locdogkiller
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    Can u put wa on with the origanal and dc?

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    If you have the disk for DOW, WA and DC, then you can use all 3 in unison and in any combination involving either DoW or DC.

  17. #17
    juland70
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    i don't have the cd's but i do have the cd key can anyone help =-0

  18. #18
    NOT Relic Stormsong's Avatar
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    No, you need the CDs/DVDs. What's more, why don't you have them?

  19. #19
    OpiumHerz
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    This somehow doesn't work for me. I pulled my old installs from my old PC over and everything workend. Now I wanted to play LAN and could only choose Necrons and Tau. So I googled up a bit, came to the conclusion that re-installig the original game would be the only thing to work (I only have the original and DC and latter one isn't in reach at the moment) - so I installed original DoW again, when the message popped up in DC i gave in my serial - and bang, it doesn't accept it as a legit key. Not able to find out what the heck was wrong I tried my friends' key - same message.
    Now I stumbled upon this neat fix here - didn't work either!

    I can't come up with anything else... I just want to play a few rounds of DC with my pals as Chaos. Somebody PLEASE help.

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